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carolina to new england to canada as a massive storm bears down on the east coast. we'll get the latest from the director of the national hurricane center. he's standing by live. and russia's military is blowing up tanks and missile launchers with a lot of air. we'll show you what's behind this secret inflatable arsenal. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> we begin with the breaking news. an oil and gas production platform caught fire in the gulf of mexico today about 100 miles off the coast of louisiana. mariner energy, the company that owns the platform, says the fire began at one of seven active wells connected to the rig. 13 workers were forced overboard, but the coast guard says no one was hurt. the coast guard reports an oil sheen, although the company says there was no hydrocarbon spill. production from the platform recently averaged about 9 million cubic feet of natural gas and 1,400 barrels of oil each day. let's get some more from cnn's tom forman who is working this story for us. what do we know, tom? >> reporter: hi, wolf, mainly what we don't know at this
canada could also see a direct hit but for us, for the u.s., the worst of the storm has really stayed off shore. that's not to say that folks across eastern north carolina up towards the delmarva are not going to see a pretty fierce storm in its path. there's the worst of the heavy rain right now. chesapeake bay and up towards new jersey and long island and then, of course, massachusetts. here's our future radar giving you a picture of what's going to happen within the next 12 to 24 hours. there's new york, this afternoon, just kind of skirting eastern long island. we will get some rain bands as well here in new york. but certainly, not the massive storm that we could have expected if it indeed continued northward. there's boston, cape cod on the islands, still concerned about you. you're still under a hurricane warning because we are expecting we could see some hurricane-force winds. there's the tra. we are going to get a new advisory at 8:00 but as of now, still a category 2. expected to weaken which is great news. just off shore of eastern massachusetts, there's cape cod and then movin
they have hurricane warnings up there. then going to canada and nova scotia and a big change coming into the weekend. looking at today, 82 at 9:00 with the clouds, 88 at noon. sunshine is starting to show up and partly sunny at least at 5:00. 87 we have temperatures this morning which have been mild, upper 70s here. upper 60s in the valley and in fredericksburg, 75. so it is a warm morning and we are looking at the seven day forecast which has some big changes. in fact temperatures today still on the hot side around 90 as we see more sun this afternoon. breezy tomorrow, 79. that will feel great. sunday nighttime lows in the 50s. 85 for labor day and tuesday and wednesday back in the 80s and a chance of a storm late wednesday into thursday. jessica, back to you. >>> of course labor day weekend a big get out of town weekend but maybe affecting normal traffic patterns. >> not directly affecting the metro right now but in terms of people maybe delaying a little bit. >> as far as people heading out toward the beach right now things look wide open, lanes are wide open. if you are going to
students that have unmet needs. what canada and what syracuse is doing. >> after our interview with president obama yesterday, you also have to remember you can't only point your finger at teachers there, issues of poverty, families that aren't together, parents that aren't involved, there's a lot of blame to go around. >> that's why we keep pushing for these wrap around services because we have to help all kids regardless of whether parents are engaged. i love those parents that were engaged in the movie. but we have to help all kids. >> it makes the teacher even more important so that's why having only good teachers in those classrooms is important. >> let me say one more thing is that none of us can tolerate bad teaching or bad teachers. but there's not a bad teacher et epidemic in this country, there are teachers whoever day work their hearts out for their students, they take money from their pockets to help with school supplies, let's root them on, let's help them, help them do a good job because they need to be rooted on by americans. >> it's 19 minutes after the hour, on
is at the consumer products safety commission. >> good morning. the consumer products safety commission an canada are announcing these recalls, a lot of fisher-price brand name items here. we begin with 7 million fisher-price trikes and tough trikes sold in the u.s. and canada. the trikes have a protruding plastic key known to cause injury to children's genitals. they are intended for children between the ages of 2 and 5, sold from january of '97 through september 2010. if you have one, fisher-price will replace that key. also replacing more than a million healthy care, easy clean and close to me high chairs. there are pegs on the back of the legs meant for storage and reports of at least 14 children being injured after falling on or against those pegs. fisher-price recalling more than 3 million infant toys sold under a number of names, baby play zone, gymnastics, ocean wonders, a choking hazard there and 120,000 little people wheelies because they can come off and cause a choking hazard. fisher-price this morning said it wants to assure its customers its products are overwhelmingly safe. we talk
up towards atlantic canada where parts of atlantic canada could take a direct hit from earl. so again, we're gonna continue to bring you the very latest, new advisory comes out any moment now so as soon as it does, i will let you guys know and alert you. back to you. >> all right. luckily, you're here with us this morning. thanks very much, janice. here are the rest of your headlines. another round of jobless claims are coming out this morning. 8:30 eastern time. analysts predict there will be 475,000 new unemployment claims. that would be a slight jump from last week. >> not good. >> ahead of those numbers, foreign stocks, tokyo stock closed up and at last check, london in positive territory and the dow futures are also up. wasn't the stock market the highest yesterday since in the last couple of months? >> no, weeks, not months. last few weeks. >> all right. the cleric behind the ground zero mosque, imam rauf, two middle names, no time for that, apparently got a big tax exemption from the muslim organization he founded. according to "the new york post," claimed as many as 500 mus
and get this fixed t unions are going to have to work with people like jeffrey canada. at the same time, as michelle rhee brought up last night, her union also paid $100 million in a mayor's race to destroy a reform candidate -- >> we'll have mayor fenty on tomorrow, by the way. >> and fought reform every step of the way. >> and that's a big issue. a lot of that is generational, by the way. a lot of the teachers have been in the system for a long time, have gotten accustomed to where they were. there are a lot of those teachers who are doing very good work. there are a lot of them who are just kind of showing up and waiting for their time to play out. too many school systems, you can get tenure after three years which makes it almost impossible to fire you. there's almost no other entity in american life in which you get effectively a full-time job guarantee after just three years. >> john legend said last night he considered this to be a civil rights issue. al sharpton said the same thing. >> by the way, it's a national security issue. we have to think about this. this is as important
and mayor bloomberg are getting it right. remarkable stuff jeffrey canada is doing in harlem. jeffrey sachs, the bottom line is, i said earlier this week this is a moral issue, a national security issue, an economic issue. the united states of america can't move forward. we have to improve our k-12 education system. >> also a jobs issue. when you look at where the unemployment really is, those who finished college education have low unemployment. the unemployment is among people who don't have -- haven't been able to get through the educational system, get a bachelor's degree. so if we have all these dropouts, if we're not getting kids all the way through college these days and there's more and more of that, that's where the unemployment is also located. so it is national security. it's competitiveness. happiness, and it's the jobs. so this matters and these charter schools we're finding great successes and failures and it's a question of building on successes right now. >> coming up in just a few minutes, my your michael bloomberg. willie, how are you going to embarrass us. >> "the last wo
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